Food - Grocery, Frozen and Multi-Temperature

Food - Grocery, Frozen and Multi-Temperature

Framework 83
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Framework 83 offers customers a convenient route to purchase a range of grocery, frozen and multi-temperature food and provisions along with a number of non-food items which can be purchased alongside the main food order.

Looking to access Framework 83? The newly launched Request For Quote (RFQ) template documentation provides customers with a quick route to obtaining pricing from Framework Suppliers. To learn more please contact the Food and Catering Team at food@espo.org or on 0116 294 4008.

Framework 83 offers customers a convenient route to purchase a range of grocery, frozen and multi-temperature food and provisions along with a number of non-food items which can be purchased alongside the main food order. The framework is split into 3 lots to allow customers the option to either purchase their grocery or frozen items or a combined basket of goods using the ‘One stop option’ in Lot 3.

Lot 1: Supply and distribution of grocery and provisions Lot 2: Supply and distribution of frozen foods Lot 3: ‘A one stop shop’ Supply and distribution of grocery and frozen and non-food items.

All the suppliers on this framework are suitably qualified and have been assessed to ensure they meet the government buying standards. These suppliers are also able to cater for any particular dietary requirements for schools, non-education, the workplace, local authorities, civic catering, central government, hospitality, leisure and healthcare.

Suppliers are able to provide valuable support to customer to assist them with meeting their obligations for example; meeting the Food Allergen Regulations 2014, complying with nutritional requirements such as School Food Standards 2014 and CQUIN, as well as supporting customers who are working towards and/or maintaining Food for Life accreditations.

ESPO operate a Quality Assurance program for all food frameworks to ensure that standards are upheld on a continuing basis. During the lifetime of the framework a high level of contract management is employed with ongoing reviews and second party audits of the suppliers. These audits address compliance with food safety requirements and the terms and conditions of the contract

The framework is available for use nationally by any public body in the UK including, but not limited to…

  • Schools & Academies
  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • A wide range of suppliers ranging from SMEs to large national distributors.
  • ‘One stop shop’ option is available to those customers looking to consolidate their food deliveries.
  • Competitive pricing benefitting both large and smaller Customers.
  • Price file management by ESPO.
  • A high level of ‘behind the scenes’ contract management by ESPO, providing peace of mind to customers accessing the Framework.
  • Assistance with FFL and food buying standards is available.
  • Accessing the framework can be as straightforward as completing a Customer Access Agreement and contacting your chosen supplier (quoting ESPO Framework 83/17).
  • Access to further competition documentation.

Suppliers

  • BFS Group Limited (T/A Bidfood)
  • Blakemore Foodservice
  • Brake Bros Ltd
  • Brook Street Foodservice
  • Creed Foodservice
  • Crowndale Foodservice Ltd
  • Harry Yearsley Limited
  • Hopwells Ltd
  • Thomas Ridley and Son Limited

  • Quick Start Guide
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Please login or register to download the following:

  • User Guide
  • Supplier Geographical Coverage
  • Supplier Overview
  • Support to Further Competition
  • How to Plan your Further Competition
  • Customer Access Agreement
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Food - Grocery, Frozen and Multi-Temperature

Key facts

Framework
83

Start date
27 Aug 2017

End date
26 Aug 2019

Extension
Up to 26 Aug 2021

OJEU Contract notice
2017/S 103-205202

OJEU award notice

Last updated
14 Jan 2019

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Contact
Jane Smith
0116 294 4162
food@espo.org

Quote reference
Framework 83

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